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At French President Francois Mitterrand's Funeral in Jarnac, France, Europe, his wife and his long term mistress stood side-by-side at the grave, accompanied by their respective legitimate and illegitimate children. Some years later, when Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand reads about the funeral, he will be inspired to write the song Goodbye Lovers And Friends.
Jazz guitarist Ike Isaacs dies in Sydney, Australia. Considered to be among the foremost plectrum guitarists of his era, he is best remembered for his collaborations with Stephane Grappelli.
Michael Jackson's compilation album HIStory is certified six times platinum in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Janet Jackson signs a $70m recording contract with Virgin Records.
On their Renegades in the Fast Lane tour, Styx play at The Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.